Análisis de la condición física en escolares extremeños asociada a las recomendaciones de práctica de actividad física vigentes en España

de la Cruz Sánchez, Ernesto; Ortega, José Pino
February 2010
Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 13, p45
Academic Journal
This study establishes the relationship between different dimensions of health-related physical fitness, obesity and physical activity in schoolchildren. To do this, we used a reduced version of the Eurofit battery test (sit and reach, grip strength, horizontal jump, agility run, and navette course) and studied the physical activity pattern in a representative group of children (9.99±0.79 years, 137 boys and 156 girls) from the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, Spain. The statistical analysis that was carried out included a t-test to calculate differences in physical fitness variables between sufficiently active subjects and insufficiently active subjects, according to Spanish physical activity guidelines for children. A multinomial logistic regression was employed to model the relationship between fitness status and overweight and physical activity pattern. The main results show that compliance with the current physical activity guidelines is related to better grip strength in the left hand (p <0.05), leg strength (p <0.000), 10x5 m agility run (p < 0.000), and aerobic endurance (p <0.000). Being overweight is associated with low fitness (⩽ 25th percentile) in most dimensions studied, and those that are more fit (⩾ 75th percentile) appear to more frequently meet physical activity guidelines.


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